Sunday Update

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Ladies and Gentlemen, thanks for your patience with me during my absence. Mych and ElBundee have fulfilled my job well in the mean time. Thanks to both of you. I'm sorry to say that I haven't yet found the time to go through my backlog of e-mails. If I haven't got to you yet, I will. Those of you who wrote in with problems downloading, thanks. I've redone the links in the download section to reflect the new locations of the files. Drop me a line if there are still problems.

We'll start off with a few maps: The SpoonDog has released an updated version of his Hydro16 conversion. You can download it from his page. Improvements over the original include a new custom death. Haven't tried this one yet, but am looking forward to it. Do give it a spin. WillySurvive has a beta out of an updated Midnight City. Tweaks, tweaks, and Screens! Pick it up. I'm sure Willy will appreciate whatever feedback you have in the forum.

I'd like to join you all in welcoming Thoth back to the scene. We thought we'd lost you there for a while. His BreakOut site has been updated with two new reviews. The map list has also been refreshed and yet another review is promised in the near future.

Mychaeel has opened a website for his amazing 'Screens' code. For those of you not in the know:
Screens provide a very general approach to including dynamic textures in maps: A scripted texture that is connected to a Screen actor can display any number of so-called slides which can in turn show anything ranging from simple formatted text to complex dynamic game-related information.
The Screen package includes slide classes that allow the display of basic HTML formatted text including graphics (that have to be supplied as textures); players' positions as small colored dots on a sketch of your map, opening a completely new level of game tactics; or the current top players, similar to the score board. Any number and type of slides can be connected to a slide show, each slide with a different entry and exit animation. Text slides can pull their content from an arbitary web site upon loading the map if desired.
Interested in this cool new mapping resource? Visit the Screens website.

Then there's the Sunday Lockdown. Tomorrow, 20:00 GMT or 15:00 Eastern. We play at the PU JB Mothership, located at We chat on channel #utjb. I'll be there this time. Promise :)